The all-natural ingredients in Vitalitas by All Natural Energy include Maca, (Lepidium meyenii), a vegetable crop grown in the high-altitude, cool mountain climate of the Andes Mountains.
The story of Maca goes back to ancient times, and its use by native Andeans to increase libido and enhance fertility is well-known. Rich in vitamins A and C, as well as B vitamins and minerals to support overall good health, the Andean people have believed in the powers of Maca for male (and female) sexual enhancement for centuries. It’s a super-food that continues to be consumed in the region today.
Recent research confirms the sexual benefits of Maca, its ability to counteract sexual dysfunction induced by some antidepressants, and the benefits Maca can provide to your overall health.
Maca: The Super-Food Selectively Cultivated in the Andes Mountains
Since they had characteristics giving them the ability to survive and reproduce, plants that exist today have undergone “natural selection” over millions of years, and for at least the last 2,000 years, people have used “artificial selection” to cultivate plants with certain desirable traits. Over thousands of generations these plants eventually became the best food crops, and most of the plants we consume today are cruciferous vegetables selected from various species of the Brassicaceae family (mustard plants).
Plants were selected for the following characteristics:
- Tenderness and enlargement of edible parts
- Ability to grow in cool climates with a long growing season
- Loss of sulfur-rich irritants in mustard oils called glucosinolates, that gave them a pungent, unpleasant flavour
Cruciferous vegetables selected from the the Brassicaceae family include:
- Bok Choy
- Many other green, leafy vegetables
Maca also comes from the Brassicaceae family. An important ingredient in Vitalitas from All Natural Energy, Maca is a cruciferous vegetable crop selected and cultivated in the Andes mountains by native people since ancient times. For centuries, the people of the region have believed in Maca as an aphrodisiac and fertility enhancer.
Vitalitas From All Natural Energy: Scientific Evidence Supports Ancient Beliefs in Maca
As it increases sperm motility, or “swimming” ability and sperm production, Maca boosts sexual desire without negative effects on male sex hormone levels.
In 2002, a study conducted by Peruvian researchers Gonzales, Cordova, Vega, et al included randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled tests on men between the ages of 21 and 56. When compared to a placebo, the study showed Maca improved sexual desire in men when they consumed either 1,500 mg or 3,000 mg of Maca for 12 weeks.
At both eight and 12 weeks into the study, improvement in sexual desire was seen among those who consumed Maca vs. a placebo.
Maca Can Counteract Sexual Dysfunction Caused by Some Antidepressants
In 2008, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital conducted a double-blind, randomized, parallel group-study of Maca used to treat sexual dysfunction that often accompanies treatment of anxiety and depression with SSRIs (selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors), a common type of antidepressant.
SSRIs include drugs such as Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil. A common side-effect of these medications, an SSRI induced sexual dysfunction can occur as severely depressed libido in females and an inability to achieve orgasm in males.
When men and women received 3,000 mg of Maca per day, both groups experienced significant improvements in sexual function vs. those who received a placebo. Researchers concluded the results indicate Maca can reduce SSRI induced sexual dysfunction and may also have a positive effect on sexual desire in both men and women.
Maca is a Super-Food That Promotes Overall Good Health
A study conducted by Vecera, Orolin, Skottova, et al indicates the benefits of Maca may also include:
- Increases in antioxidant levels
- Reduced cholesterol levels
- Improved glucose tolerance
- Benefits for those with hereditary tendencies to develop high blood triglyceride levels
- Improvements in symptoms related to cardiovascular disease
While testing has not yet been completed for humans, researchers conclude that based on studies of the effects of Maca on male mice, Maca may have the same potential benefits for men and has a promising outlook for treating chronic human disease in general.
Maca: A Key Ingredient in Vitalitys From All Natural Energy
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